To boldly name… who no one has named before?
Call us dorks, sci-fi geeks, Trekkies or whatever you want — we are Star Trek fans, and proud of it.
Proud enough, in fact, to put together this list of more than 70 different Star Trek baby names, inspired by the five different series: the original, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise.
Want something completely alien? Got that. Something traditional from Earth? Have some of those, too. We also have a few that are interesting but don’t scream, “My mom took me to Comic Con when I was a month old.”
Star Trek baby names: Engage!
Below, you can check out names we hand-culled from from TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY and ENT — mostly based on characters, but you’ll see a few other things (such as actors’ names and some alien species) in the mix.
Baby names inspired by Star Trek (the original series)
So, you’re enough of a geek that you love Star Trek so much that you’d consider naming your child after someone or something from the show. Awesome.
I’ll spare you casually listing off the first name of every character with a “normal” name, because it’s not like no one has thought of naming their kid James before — but James Tiberius (or just Tiberius, for that matter) is far more interesting, and will absolutely get your point across.
Infinite diversity in infinite names
For the more adventurous, you could consider the gamut of Vulcan names such as Spock, Sarek, T’Pau (where do you think the “Heart and Soul” band got the name, hmm?), or T’Pol.
I suppose if you’re a fan of the Klingons, you could go that route as well — but personally, I don’t think I’d name my son or daughter anything that sounds like my cat being sick on the living room floor.
Interplanetary Star Trek baby names
There is nothing restricting you to using just character names. You can go with Vulcan (also, of course, the Roman god of the forge), or perhaps Andor or Andoria, if you’re a fan of the blue guys with the funny antennae.
Truly, one can run wild with a Star Trek-themed name, as there are over 35 years’ worth of work to choose one from.
As such, this can only be an extremely partial list, intended to get your creative naming juices flowing. In no time you’ll have that perfectly geeky name for your little one.
Names from Star Trek: The Next Generation
If you want to make it so, Jean-Luc is a nice choice, and will stand out without being blindingly obvious that mom and dad are complete nerds.
There’s a limit to what works here, however. For example, you may wish to avoid naming your son Crusher, unless you plan on him becoming a professional wrestler.
And unless you want to give your child a life of computer record hassles — meaning everything from his driver’s license to his direct-deposit — there’s one more name we definitely can’t recommend: Data.
Baby names inspired by Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Bajor (unisex name)
Dax (unisex name)
Baby names inspired by Star Trek: Voyager
Baby names inspired by Star Trek: Enterprise
Silik (unisex name)
Star Trek: Discovery
First off, the coolest/strangest one: Saru, for the Kelpien Starfleet officer played by Doug Jones.
You could also consider the old Welsh name Rhys for Lt. Gen Rhys, and Bryce for Lt. R.A. Bryce — plus the names Ash, Tyler, Keyla, Philippa and Georgiou. Also consider for a girl Sonequa, for Sonequa Martin-Green, who plays Michael Burnham.
Star Trek: Picard
In this 2020 TV series, the multi-talented Isa Briones plays sisters Soji and Dahj — both unique and beautiful names. (Isa is short for Isabella.)
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